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Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss the World Cup opener against Ireland next Sunday after having a steel plate fitted in his face. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss Scotland’s World Cup opener with Ireland but Gregor Townsend admitted he is glad not to be dealing with a more se(...)

Scotland lock Sam Skinner, seen here in action against  France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont at Murrayfield, has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland lock Sam Skinner has been ruled out of next month’s Rugby World Cup after injuring his hamstring in last weekend’s win over France, Scottish (...)

Garry Ringrose could return to the Ireland midfield for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s the beginning of the end. The Six Nations returns on Saturday after another two-week hiatus, for the penultimate round of fixtures. It already s(...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s clash with France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland have suffered yet another major injury blow after Finn Russell was ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France. The Racing 92 outh(...)

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will hand a Test debut to Glasgow centre Sam Johnson against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: PA

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will hand a Test debut to Glasgow centre Sam Johnson when his side open their Guinness Six Nations campaign at hom(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter 7 It wasn’t pretty, rather it was a little ugly. It wasn’t anything like some of the roller-coaster rides Thomond Park has witnesse(...)

 Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Six Nations squad. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Gregor Townsend has named seven uncapped players in his 39-man Scotland squad for the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. Three hookers — Edinburgh’s David C(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

Tommy Seymour of Scotland  celebrates with George Horne after scoring his third try during the autumn international against Fiji  at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

Scotland 54 Fiji 17 Scotland extended their impressive Murrayfield streak to 10 wins from their last 11 Tests as Tommy Seymour’s hat-trick helped sea(...)

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